Simala: Beauty Unfolding

One of the first places that I visited as soon as I arrived home was Simala. As a Catholic, the shrine is very dear to me. I come here whenever there are huge decisions to make or when there are things that I feel I couldn’t handle on my own. Simala has become sort of […]

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Cebu Updates 24

Hello, guys! I’m back after a very long break. I apologize. As a peace offering, here is a pretty big update. There’s around fifty photos in this blog post so be ready. 🙂 If you haven’t been back in Cebu in recent months (or years,) you will find these changes amazing, surprising, or even shocking. […]

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Cebu Updates 23

After I returned to the Philippines from my work assignments abroad, I immediately got back to watch I love the most – traveling. And you know what I do when I travel — noticing the new things, taking a photo (or video) of them, and letting all of you guys know. So, for the twenty-third […]

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Cebu Updates 19

Here is another edition of Cebu Updates. Cebu Updates is a MyCebuPhotoBlog series that features the latest and the hottest developments in and around Cebu City. In this update, we focus on the developments at the South Road Properties, the entry of another huge mall in Cebu, and random changes that happening in our beloved […]

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Cebu Updates 15

Hello, all! Here’s another compilation of what’s new and what’s happening in Cebu. Cebu is very busy these days. And traffic is growing more and more horrible by the minute. I really hope that the BRT project will soon move forward because, honestly, even though I’m all for progress and development, I kinda miss the […]

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Ever-Changing Simala

A couple of weeks ago, after finally receiving my motorbike’s temporary permit, I was finally able to go on a quick out-of-town trip. My destination was the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist in Lindogon Hills in Sibonga. The shrine is most popularly known as Simala. Years ago, the shrine was small and simple. Over the […]

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Lovely Sibonga

Next on the list is Sibonga – another southern heritage town just thirty minutes from the City of Carcar. ——————————– Sibonga town church – one of the loveliest town churches in Cebu

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Brand New Simala

Over the weekend, I had the chance to visit the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist aka Simala Church in Baranggay Lindogon, Sibonga, Cebu. If you guys can still remember, a huge controversy rocked this church a few months back due to an incident made public by an ex-employee. Despite the controversy, the monastery is still considered one of the […]

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Revisiting Simala

  I got the chance to visit the The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist in Simala, Sibonga again today. I noticed a few major changes since the last time I went there. First, the interior of the church is now almost complete. The ceiling now looks really nice and the details in the retablo are now in place. Second, […]

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Birhen Sa Simala In The City

  The ‘Birhen Sa Simala’ stayed at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral for three days to give chance to the devotees who couldn’t go to Sibonga to pay homage to the miraculous image. Because of the number of people who wished to see Mama Mary, the streets surrounding the Cathedral were closed to traffic. People came in […]

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Northern Cebu’s ‘Simala’

  Over the weekend, we visited Northern Cebu’s version of the Monastery of the Marian Monks in Simala, Sibonga,  Cebu. Simala’s counterpart is St. Benedict’s Monastery in Corte, Carmen, Cebu. The monastery is run by the Benedictine monks of the Sylvestrine Congregation. The monastery houses the miraculous image of Our Lady of Manaoag. Like Simala, […]

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Simala: Pilgrims’ Paradise

  The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is a church in Sibonga for the Marian devotees. The church is very popular among believers not only because it is considered the home of the image of the miraculous Virgin but also because the place is truly amazing and stunning. The Monastery is the place where the ‘Mga Monghe ni Maria'[Monks […]

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